Today, in this tour of the Mets arms factory, we move on to Tyler Pill, our 2011 fourth round draftee out of Cal Fullerton.
He went 8 for 19 with not a single strikeout. Not one. With 2 doubles and a homer, to boot. In a baseball generation where we look at possible trade bats and it seems so many strike out a ton. I watched a few Youtube shots, and he’s got a sweet lefty swing and quick bat.
On a more serious note, pitching-wise, Tyler has done well. He is not a Thor-like flame thrower, apparently topping out in the low 90s, but Tyler comes off a fine 2014 season in Binghamton where he DID NOT LOSE ANY OF HIS LAST 19 STARTS. NINETEEN, FOLKS. Somebody does that in Queens, he’d get a tickertape parade. He also features a solid change and breaking ball.